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Question: Motor Burning AntiFreeze

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Looksback, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. Looksback

    Looksback 1/2 ton status

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    I have a '86 K5, with a 305 Motor, and just yesterday I noticed when I had started it up, it was running poorly, it was burning the AntiFreeze I could smell it in the exaust, and it was also leaking from some were in the rear of the motor, any suggestions as to what it could be?
    Is this a bad problem or is in some thing that I would be able to fix my self?

    Thanks for the help
    LooksBack
     
  2. Waxer

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    blown head gasket is what that means. You've got to replace the head gasket on the side thats leaking. It's not hard to do for someone who has done it before, but if you are someone who struggles doing tune ups then this is something you don't want to commit to yourself.
     
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    you also dont want to drive it either. could make it real bad real fast.
     
  4. TX Mudder

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    Antifreeze will eat your conrod and main bearings in a short period.
    Seriously, don't run it if you have antifreeze in the oil. You will need to rebuild it if this has already happened.
    Sorry about that, but Happy Christmas anyway.
    -- Mike
     
  5. MJB774X

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    could be an intake gasket, you'll see on the way when you pull the manifold to do one of the head gasket, just a thought, I've seen this happen before
     
  6. Looksback

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    Another thing that it has been doing its shooting flames out of the exsaust, well it has been doing that be cause I put glass pack mufflers on it and removed the catylist, but since this has bappened it is doing more that I think it should.

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